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Full Title: Innovation in Methodology and Practice in Language Learning: Experiences and Proposals for University Language Centres

Location: Foggia, Italy
Start Date: 30-May-2013 - 01-Jun-2013
Contact: Christopher Williams
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The 8th AICLU (Associazione Italiana Centri Linguistici Italiani) Conference will be on the theme of ‘Innovation in Methodology and Practice in Language Learning: Experiences and Proposals for University Language Centres’ and will be held at the University of Foggia from 30 May to 1 June 2013.

In a context of profound changes and rethinking not only of the entire university system but also of language teaching and the role of university language centres, the conference aims to give university teachers and scholars as well as secondary school teachers the possibility to exchange views on a wide range of highly topical issues related to foreign language teaching. It is hoped that the conference will provide a showcase for new trends in foreign language teaching in an increasingly globalized and multilingual world which is at the same time being forced to carry out radical reforms. The five topic areas are as follows:

1) The use of new technologies in language learning
2) Survival strategies for language centres in an era of diminishing resources
3) New developments in teaching language for specific purposes
4) The changing role of testing, evaluation and certification in language learning
5) Proposals and case studies in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Peter Howarth (University of Leeds, Chair of the Association of University Language Centres for the United Kingdom and Ireland)
Dr. Gisella Langé (Inspector for Italy’s Ministry of Education and expert in CLIL)
Prof. Gillian Mansfield (University of Parma, President of CercleS - Confédération Européenne des Centres de Langues de l’Enseignement Supérieur)

Conference Fee:

100 euro (50 euro for students, PhD students, secondary school teachers and presentation speakers)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.924

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